This Is What It's Like to Be Charlize Theron's Stunt Double on 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

You get to hang from the War Rig and fall in love, all in a day's work.

This Is What It's Like to Be Charlize Theron's Stunt Double for 'Mad Max'
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Charlize Theron is a tough, gritty, claw-armed badass in Mad Max: Fury Road, but before we give the Oscar-winner all the credit for bringing George Miller's heroine to life, let's pay tribute to the other half of Furiosa, stuntwoman Dayna Grant.

Grant, who's done stunt work spanning two decades and dozens of projects ranging from Xena: Warrior Princess to Snow White and the Huntsman, filled in for Theron for the real intense, down and dirty scenes in Fury Road and documented much of it on Twitter.

The behind-the-scenes controlled chaos looks as fun as it does dangerous.

In bonus news, Grant's time in the Namibian desert wasn't just about hanging from moving vehicles and being engulfed in flames. She also found true love on-set. Dayna Grant is only Dayna Grant because she ended up marrying fellow stuntman Dane Grant shortly after meeting him during filming. It was a match made in adrenaline junky heaven.

As Dane put it ever so romantically, "We've said it before and it's quite cheesy, but it really was love at first sight. While we were punching each other we were falling for each other – quite rapidly." It doesn't get much cooler than that.

Raise your hand if you want to run off to New Zealand to join the Grant's stunt school now.

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